NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center
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2018 NBA All-Star game weekend at Staples Center

NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz kisses his sister before accepting the trophy for winning Slam Dunk Contest at Staples Center.

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NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Devin Booker of Phoenix hoists the trophy after winning the Three-Point Contest at Staples Center.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Clippers Lou Williams dribbles down court during the Skills Challenge.

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NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Clippers Lou Williams scores on a quick layup during the Skills Challenge.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Out-of-state NBA fan jerseys outnumber the Lakers’ and Clippers’ as fans try to catch a cannon-fired T-shirt during a break in the 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk contest at Staples Center.

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NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

The Laker Girls participate in festivities at the 2018 NBA All-Star game at Staples Center.

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NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Rapper Snoop Dogg makes an appearance at the 2018 NBA All-Star game festivities at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Actor Nick Cannon, left, and former NBA All-Star Nate Robinson take a selfie during the 2018 NBA All-Star game festivities at Staples Center.

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NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Actor/comedian Kevin Hart takes in the 2018 NBA All-Star game celebration at Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Andra Day performs at Staples Center Saturday in advance of Sunday’s All-Star game.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo adjusts a “Black Panther” mask while participating in the Slam Dunk Contest at Staples Center on Saturday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Suns guard Devin Booker hoists a trophy for winning the Three-Point Contest during  2018 NBA All-Star game festivities at Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Pacers guard Victor Oldaipo puts on a “Black Panther” mask given to him by the star of the blockbuster movie, Chadwick Bosman, during the Slam Dunk Contest of the 2018 NBA All-Star game weekend at Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo completes his final attempt on the way to winning the Slam Dunk Contest of the 2018 NBA All-Star game weekend at Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo on the way to taking top honors in the Slam Dunk Contest of the 2018 NBA All-Star game weekend.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz jumps over three people, including comedian Kevin Hart, left, during the Slam Dunk Contest of the 2018 NBA All-Star game weekend.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo wears a “Black Panher” mask during the Slam Dunk Contest of the 2018 NBA All-Star game weekend at Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
NBA All-Star game contests at Staples Center

Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. wears his father’s Phoenix Suns uniform during the Slam Dunk Contest of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game weekend.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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